Crews have searched over 3,000 acres in search for Summer Wells, officials say

TENNESSEE — UPDATE: 6/28/2021 5:30 A.M.

On Sunday, the Hawkins County Rescue Squad posted another update in the search for Summer Wells.

120 agencies from Tennessee, Ohio, Virginia, Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina have been helping in the search efforts.

Since June 15, 1,150 searchers on the ground have logged 13,800 hours, according to the Squad.

TBI’s fixed-wing has flown 21.2 hours, and the THP helicopter has logged 30 hours of flight in the search.

Numerous specialized crews, search teams and K9 units continue to look for the missing 5-year-old girl.

As of Sunday, they had covered just over 4.6 square miles. Over 3,000 acres have been searched since the night Summer went missing, according to the Squad.

If anyone has information about Summer’s disappearance, please call 1-800-TBI-FIND.

UPDATE: 6/27/2021 6:30 A.M.

Crews are entering day 12 in the search for missing 5-year-old Summer Wells.

The Hawkins County Rescue Squad has been actively involved in the search since June 15.

Today, search crews throughout Tennessee and other states are joining local crews to continue looking for Summer, according to the Rescue Squad.

On Friday, TBI officials reported 394 tips in her disappearance. None have resulted in a solid lead.

Anyone that has any information on Summer Wells should contact TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

UPDATE: 6/26/2021 3:36 P.M.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, investigators received information that a Toyota pickup truck was seen in the area of Beech Creek Road and Ben Hill Road in the late afternoon to early evening on either June 14 or June 15.

Officials said the truck is possibly a 1998-2000 maroon or red Toyota Tacoma, with a full bed ladder rack along with white buckets in the truck bed.

TBI said the truck driver is not a suspect, but a potential witness who may have heard or seen something that may help them in the search for Summer.

Officials said they have not identified the driver of the truck, and are asking for the driver to contact them at 1-800-TBI-FIND

TBI said in a statement: We would like to speak with you to confirm this information and ask what you may have heard or seen at the time. If you are the driver of this truck, please contact us.

UPDATE: 6/24/2021 5 A.M.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officials said they’d received 304 tips in the disappearance of 5-year-old Summer Wells as of Wednesday afternoon.

None have resulted in a significant development in the case. Agents and detectives are following up on potential leads, TBI said.

Search teams continue to focus on the area around Ben Hill Road.

UPDATE: 6/23/2021 12:30 P.M.

Authorities continue to look for 5-year-old Summer Wells.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, teams have covered 4.6 square miles in the search for the missing girl.

Tim Coup, an incident commander for ground search operations, said specialized teams will now focus on specific areas.

He said crews are working tirelessly day in and day out to find Summer.

UPDATE: 6/22/2021 12:45 P.M.

Property owners in the Beech Creek area where Summer Wells went missing have been urged to check their barns, crawl spaces and other areas a child could hide.

TBI officials said an officer would assist residents who aren’t physically able to search those places. Call 423-272-7121 for assistance.

As of this morning, TBI has received 221 leads in the 5-year-old disappearance.

She remains missing and the investigation continues.

If you have information that could help locate her, call 1-800-TBI-FIND.

UPDATE: 6/22/2021 5 A.M.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has received 137 tips regarding Summer Wells’ disappearance.

Crews continue to search for her.

She has now been missing for a week.

UPDATE: 6/21/2021 10 A.M.

Search crews who are looking for 5-year-old Summer Wells have paused supply donations due to ‘overwhelming support.’

According to the Hawkins County Rescue Squad, the logistics section will reevaluate supplies Monday evening.

Any supplies needed will be posted to their Facebook page.

The Squad asked for prayers for Summer’s safe return for all crews searching for her.

Agencies from Tennessee, Ohio, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina and Georgia helped look for Summer on Sunday, according to a post from the Squad.

Specialized search and rescue groups and K9 teams were used.

The Squad estimates around 2,400 acres of land have been searched.

If anyone has information about Summer’s disappearance, please call 1-800-TBI-FIND.

UPDATE: 6/21/2021 5 A.M.

TBI officials say nearly seventy agencies from Tennessee and other states are working tirelessly to find 5-year-old Summer Wells.

She has been missing nearly a week from Hawkins County.

As of Sunday afternoon, authorities have received 137 tips related to her disappearance, TBI said.

UPDATE: 6/18/2021 11 A.M.

Authorities in Tennessee are continuing the search for 5-year-old Summer Wells.

She remains missing from Rogersville, Tenn. in Hawkins County.

She was reported missing from her home in the 100 block of Ben Hill Road around 6:30 p.m. on June 15, TBI said.

On Friday, TBI officials said they are pursuing any and all leads and searching by air and ground.

At this time the circumstances of Wells’ disappearance remain unclear, TBI said.


Authorities in Tennessee have issued an Amber Alert for a missing 5-year-old girl.

TBI says Summer Moon-Utah Wells is missing from Rogersville in Hawkins County.

She is 3′ tall, 40 lbs., with blond hair and blue eyes, officials say.

She was last seen wearing grey pants and a pink shirt. She was possibly barefoot, officials say.

Her hair may now be shorter than in some pictures, TBI said.

She was reportedly last seen outside her home in the Beech Creek community on Tuesday evening.

If you see her or have information, call the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office at 423-272-7121 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.


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